KNOXVILLE, TN — May 10, 2021 — The board of directors of Mountain Commerce Bank (OTCQX: MCBI) today announced that Donnie Blair, the bank's senior vice president and director of technology and information security, has been selected to receive the prestigious Stuart E. Wood Jr. Memorial Award in recognition of his commitment to the values of integrity, leadership and excellence.

The award is presented by the board to a Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) employee who reflects the principles and standards exhibited by Wood, a prolific East Tennessee businessman and admired community leader who was chairman of MCB's board of directors until his unexpected passing in 2010.

Blair was honored for his extraordinary ongoing efforts in support of the bank's mission of growth, as well as his work in keeping the bank operational, and its staff working, while the bank's lobbies remained closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Donnie's years of experience serve the bank, its team members and board with distinction every day,” said William E. “Bill” Edwards III, MCB president and chief executive officer. “His dedication and responsiveness were pivotal to a remarkably successful outcome when there were so many unknowns. No one deserves this accolade more.”

In honor of Blair's selection, a contribution will be made by the bank to the East Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Stuart E. Wood Jr. The donation is at the request of Wood's children, Meredith Wood Seeley Roberts and MCB board member Frank Wood.


About Mountain Commerce Bancorp and its subsidiary Mountain Commerce Bank:

Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company and the parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB).

MCB is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, century-old, financial services institution headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and serving East Tennessee. Through Hometown Service and Smart Technology, MCB offers big bank products and services with the personal attention and exceptional service of a hometown community bank.

At the end of March 2021, MCB had $1.146 billion in total assets and $955.4 million in total deposits.

MCB currently employs more than 90 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.